Walls Of Genius Catalogue #3
Give The Gift Of Genius Christmas 1983
The title page of “Give The Gift Of Genius” features three faces, two of which had appeared previously, the pointy-faced pinheaded icon and the de facto caricature of Hugh McCaffrey featured on the first catalog. A third face is an abstract sculptural piece with a candle for a nose.
Page 2 features reviews. Sunday, Monday Of Always! is reviewed in the Summer II Own The Whole World #5. SMA and Almost Groovy! is reviewed in German in SPEX Musik zur Zeit 31, by Michael Tesch and we provide a loose translation. Objekt reviews Little Victor Meets Violent Vince. A picture of the head of “Big Boy” appears in the lower corner. I had used him previously to represent “Big Brother” from “1984”. He had a pompadour haircut, just like Ronald Reagan, the war-mongering cold warrior president at the time. In the lower right hand corner appears an image from a brassiere advertisement. The “xericopy effect” makes it look like her brassiere is glowing in the dark. We certainly liked boobies.
Page 3 featured descriptions of two new releases for Christmas 1983, Cultural Sabotage and The Guilt Vs. Time Money Complex.
Page 4 is the “catalog” part, with a list and short descriptions of the cassettes on sale (or for trade, as the case may have been). The pointy head Genius face appears again.
Page 5 features a bunch of humorous artwork. In the left upper corner is a picture of Ronald Reagan with the legend “Peace Thru Suicide”, my political posturing. He appears with a faceless figure beside him, the face whited-out for anonymous effect. David’s doodle of a funny face appears with the letters W O G. A happy couple is shown with the legend, “Yep, we tried Walls O’ Genius…” The couple likely came from sexual aid advertisements we had somehow gotten ahold of. The bottom figures are drawings by Ed Fowler. The lower left is his fantasy portrait of Marsha Wooley as a Satyr. Ed always thought fish were a funny topic and one of the figures is striding along on top of a fish.